Oakwood Solicitors slip trip or fall accidents specialists can help you make a compensation claim in London following an accident in a public place. Oakwood Solicitors represented Mr R following a serious injury sustained in a public place.
Mr R from Middlesex had been walking down a public highway when he suddenly tripped on a cracked and uneven paving slab. Mr R suffered a broken foot and had to undergo surgery to fix it. As a result of the fall Mr R also injured his wrist.
Oakwood Solicitors represented Mr R 31 following his accident. Thanks to our team of dedicated experts Mr R’s claim was settled quickly. Every occupier of land or buildings has a duty of care to the general public who visit them. It can be a home shop office train bus park or factory.
Public liability is when someone hurts themselves because a third party has neglected this duty. If you can show that the third party which is the person or organization responsible for maintaining the property or outside space has been negligent you can make a public liability claim.
You may even be able to claim if you had an accident in a private home if the householder or landlord was responsible for your accident e.g. badly-lit steps or falling roof tile.
Or team at Oakwood have dealt with a number of slip trip or fall accidents and could help you make a compensation claim in London. Accidents happen and sometimes they are unavoidable but if your accident was not your fault or was as a result of health and safety standards being neglected you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. There are advantages to making a claim for compensation. If you make a claim following an accident in a public place the place in question may then change its practices in order to prevent a similar accident occurring.
The following are examples of common hazards or areas of neglect that may cause an accident in a public place:
? Defective trolleys in supermarkets; all equipment that is used by the public should be in good working order and maintained regularly. All equipment in a public place should be checked for faults and taken out of service.
? Negligence of staff in a place that is used by the public; for example if a member of staff has left a stock trolley in the path of one of the customers and it has caused them to trip over it.
? Slips due to substances on the floor that should have been marked with a sign cordoned off or cleaned up.
? Falling objects; this can happen when any products or materials have not been placed securely at height or on a shelf. Injury may occur if an object falls onto someone or into their path.
This list is not exhaustive; it is just a few examples of what we mean by negligence in a public place.
Call Oakwood today and speak to one of our slip trip or fall accidents specialists if you think you have a valid compensation claim in London. Phone: 0844 499 9302.